Volunteer Training


Want to increase your skill set? We offer training sessions and workshops to volunteers each year.


Each year, we partner with Trail clubs and government agencies to conduct workshops for current and new volunteers. Workshops cover basic maintenance, sawyer certification, rock work, winch skills, wilderness first aid, environmental monitoring and more.

Volunteer Gathering

  • Dates: 01 – 01 Feb, 2020
  • Location: Augusta , Maine
  • Contact: Dick Welsh
  • Email: [email protected]

toolsJoin the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) for their annual Trail Volunteers Gathering on Saturday, February 1 at 8:30 a.m. in Augusta, Maine.

Learn some tips of the trade from experienced MATC members and volunteers, receive updates on MATC activities and opportunities. While these meetings are based around discussions and demonstrations for current MATC trail volunteers and corridor monitors, individuals interested in volunteering are always welcome!

If you can't make this meeting or if you think field work out on the Trail isn't for you, consider joining MATC for their annual meeting in April.

There will be a potluck lunch so please bring an item to share, as well as a plate/bowl and eating utensils.

Advanced registration necessary. Please use the following form in registering for this event.

Trail Safe

Trail Safe! is a unique safety program designed specifically for National Park Service trail volunteers. It's based on NPS Operational Leadership Training, where the human factor of safety is explored. 

The following eight lessons should be watched in order. The sessions range from 18 minutes to 40 minutes, or can be "binge watched"in 3 hours. Please report Trail Safe! training completion so we can send you a certificate and SPE/GAR Card. 

#2 Effective Leadership (20 minutes)

#4 Mission Analysis (28 minutes)

#5 Stress and Performance (27 minutes)
#6 Situational Awareness (16 minutes)
#7 Decision Making (13 minutes)